Cherry Blossoms

April 2, 2012 – 7:56 pm

I took a day off today and went down to the University of Washington campus with Shaun. It was a gorgeous sunny day, cool enough to walk around but warm enough to be comfortable too. I couldn’t have asked for a nicer day to see all the cherry blossoms in bloom!

Shaun gave me the grand tour of campus, I took lots of photos of the cherry trees, some of which are above, I got in some reading while Shaun was in classes, I got a fun pair of UW socks, and we got some awesome food too!

We had lunch at Samurai Noodle, a ramen place near campus. We split an order of the flavorful and tender pork gyoza, I got a bowl of the tampopo (chicken broth, egg based ramen noodles, roast pork, hard boiled egg, bamboo, naruto [fish cake], fried nori [seaweed], and green onion), and Shaun got the daily special, which was garlic shouyu today (chicken broth, egg based ramen noodles, roast pork, bamboo, green onion, and both fried and freshly grated garlic). After lunch, we walked north up the Ave and happened upon Sweet Iron Waffles. I had to try a Nutella waffle, which was very good. I was mildly disappointed that they only reheated the waffle on the iron rather than cooking one fresh, but with the yeast-raised recipe, I can see how that would be faster during busy periods. The dense, sweet waffle was a great balance of chewy and tender, and the Nutella topping was just perfect.

I really enjoyed the day off!

  1. 2 Responses to “Cherry Blossoms”

  2. sounds like a nice day 🙂 (L)

    By mom on Apr 3, 2012

  3. What a lovely campus. Glad you could visit and see those beautiful trees.

    By Aunt Laura on Apr 5, 2012

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